Farm Dairy retains title of Knaresborough’s best business
Last updated Sep 17, 2023
Last night's awards event. Pic: Brian King

The Farm Dairy retained its title of Knaresborough Business of the Year at an awards event that celebrated the town’s independent traders last night.

The deli, cheesemonger and sandwich shop took the title at Knaresborough Business Collective‘s inaugural event last year.

The team retained it at a sell-out awards event at the Worlds End Pub following a public vote.

The Farm Dairy celebrates. Pic: Brian King

Natalie Horner and Annie Wilkinson-Gill organised the awards for the collective, which was set up to stage events and promote the town’s businesses.

Speaking about the Farm Dairy afterwards, Ms Horner said:

“They have a huge fan following in town and a massive customer base, they are such lovely ladies and I think not only provide a great service but also have time for anybody who goes in there.

“They’ve built great relationships with most of Knaresborough over the years.”

Five businesses or individuals were shortlisted in each of the 18 categories.

Freedom Performing Arts, which has just expanded into new premises at the former Castle Girls School, won two accolades for favourite class or workshop and favourite inspirational business.

Number Thirteen won favourite coffee shop, Mother Shipton’s was named favourite attraction, Harriet’s claimed the favourite retailer award and Claire Baxter Art Gallery received the accolade for favourite new business.

Claire Baxter Art Gallery is the town’s favourite new business.

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List of winners

Knaresborough Business Of The Year Farm Dairy

Favourite Female Led Business Sheer Bliss

Favourite Male Led Business Tommy’s Barber Shop

Favourite Family Run Business Greenwood solicitors

Favourite Healthcare Business The Crystal Buddha

Favourite hair and beauty clinic Divine Hair

Favourite Retailer Harriet’s

Favourite Place To Stay Custard Creams cottage

Favourite Attraction Mother Shipton’s

Favourite Coffee Shop Number Thirteen

Favourite Place To Eat Two Brothers

Favourite Place to Drink So! Bar

Favourite Tradesman Brian King

Favourite Class or Workshop Freedom Performing Arts

Favourite Party Provider Painting Pots

Favourite New Business Claire Baxter Art Gallery

Favourite Member of Staff Connie Li (Yorkshire Trading)

Favourite Inspirational Business Freedom Performing Arts

Here are some photos by Brian King from last night’s event.


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